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R&S Flooring has been providing top-notch selection and services for Middle Tennessee’s hardwood flooring needs since 1991.
Our showroom features a wide selection of genuine hardwoods and engineered wood flooring in a variety of finishes, wood species, textures and colors.
Our process begins with a free in-home consultation with one of our hardwood experts to determine the best fit for your project based on your durability needs, decor desires, and budget.
Hardwood Flooring Services
Hardwood Floor Installation
Sanding & Refinishing
What type of flooring is right for me?
Wood floors bring classic styling and natural warmth to any home. Not every room in the home is suitable for solid wood floors. The beauty of engineered wood can solve the problem. The performance of engineered wood flooring makes it possible to install it in any area of the home, including basements and bathrooms.
Engineered hardwood is in fact produced with three to five layers of hardwood. Each layer is stacked in a cross-grain arrangement and glued together under heat and pressure. As a result, an engineered hardwood floor is less likely to be affected by humidity and can be installed on all floors of the home. A hardwood finish layer is bonded on top and another softer wood ply is bonded below the center. The top finish layer can be constructed of almost any hardwood specie, finish or color.
Solid Wood Flooring
Solid wood flooring is one solid piece of wood that has tongue and groove sides. Solid hardwood floors are available in either prefinished or unfinished. Solid hardwood floors are susceptible to moisture and it is not recommended to install directly over a concrete slab or below grade. This hardwood floor should be for nail-down installations only. You can usually refinish a solid hardwood floor several times before it is sanded down to its tongue joints. A solid hardwood floor can last over 100 years and still look good condition.
Most factory finished hardwood has several coats of wood finish applied to the surface. Most hardwood floor manufacturers are applying 6-10 coats of an ultra-violet (UV) cured urethane. These finishes remain on the surface of the hardwood and form a protective coating. Surfaces finishes are popular today because they are durable, water-resistant and require minimal maintenance. Various gloss levels are available. Common finishes include oil-modified urethane, moisture-cured urethane, water-based urethane, and penetrating stain and wax.
Unfinished hardwood floors means that you begin with a bare hardwood floor and than the floor is sanded, stained, and finished in the home. The process does take several days, and in years past was pretty messy, but new dust containment systems make this option much easier than before. Using this method your floor will be finished to your specifications.